Romi Haan on why entrepreneurs need to understand sales, and how she succeeded anyway.
Whether women, or men, or both invented it – empathy, even in adversarial relationships, is invariably the wisest approach.
Obviously, people’s priorities differ. But it’s fair to say that culturally speaking, the United States leans in the direction of intense productivity at the expense of time spent reading a good book, or in the company of friends and family.
What is the Big Idea? Halla Tomasdottir guided her financial services company Audur Capital through Iceland's economic meltdown in 2008. The company not only survived, but its unique "feminine values" were instrumental in rebuilding the country's economy. These values include independence, risk ...
Big Think salutes 10 women who have made inroads in professions that have traditionally been the province of men.
The pioneering feminist acknowledges that people are frustrated with the Democrats, but warns that the "extreme" policies of the Republican party are bad for everyone—especially women.
Do you acquire power and exercise control with assertive authority like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—or do you lead with sociable consensus like media queen Oprah Winfrey? Take this Big Think quiz to find which well-known female leader your style is most like.
As women gain more financial clout, their spending patterns direct more money toward education, health and community.
Sexual violence against women in the African nation has become an "incredibly inexpensive tool for controlling and eviscerating the population," says Eve Ensler, founder of the advocacy group V-Day.
There is a popular narrative in the West that Islam is sexist. But aside from fundamentalist practices like honor killings, does moderate Islam actually deny women freedoms?
While in many parts of the world today women enjoy greater power and opportunity than ever before, there are also places where women remain essentially powerless, lacking access to even basic education or human rights.
Northwestern University professor Alice Eagly says the highest leadership positions today are more open to women than ever—but there are female-specific branches at each career stage that lead many away.
Research suggests that not only are male and female brains different, but that they exist on a spectrum with autism and psychosis at either end.
Because of their biochemical makeup, women are better than men are at managing risk. As a result, female equity managers yield higher returns for their clients and are better at navigating downturns.
Women are still greatly underrepresented in elected office—even though new research shows they may be more effective politicians than their male counterparts.